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Medill Career Research: Background

Getting some background in the business environment, region, professional environment, or field of interest

From local or regional business publications, trade/industry publications and associations, to professional associations and general background, here are some places to start to gain familiarity with your professional environment.

IMC example: Business news in the Bay Area, San Francisco

Identifying professional and trade associations and publications

There are many ways to identify trade or industry associations as well as trade journals within a field or industry.  Below are a few places to look.

Journalism example: Business news in New York

As a journalist, I want to write about...

From social justice, to politics, to fashion...  Try these out for finding articles from popular press, news, and academic journals across many subjects.


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